A new global study shows that abortion rates declined significantly in the developed world but remained largely unchanged in developing regions over the past 25 years. Are these findings a verdict against pro-life laws? Media are wrongly suggesting so, says a scholar.
A new study by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization found that between 1990 and 2014, the overall number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age — 15–44 years old — in developed countries dropped from 46 to 27, while in developing countries, it changed little, from 39 to 37, "a nonsignificant difference."
Published by the U.K. medical journal The Lancet, the study also found that although the global abortion rate declined slightly during the 25-year period studied, the absolute number of abortions per year increased — from 50.4 million in 1990–1994 to 56.3 million in 2010–2014 — reportedly as a result of population growth. more >>
Samsung could be launching a model of the Galaxy S7 series, which will bring several improvements to the product line.
Reports indicated that Samsung's latest device was spotted in an Indian import and export website called Zauba. In the site, the device was called Samsung SM-G880, which was said to just be for R&D Purpose and Evaluations. This means that the phone is most likely in the process of being tested or certified.
It also revealed that the device will be priced around $477 USD, which makes it one of the mid-range smart phones of Samsung. Nevertheless, the device is expected to cater to those looking for a durable and affordable device. more >>
Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo is said to release a flagship device soon and reports suggest that it's going to be the successor of the Oppo Find 7 which is the Oppo Find 9.
According to The Mobile Indian, the predecessor was previously found on Antutu benchmark with the model number Oppo X9007 before it was released back in 2014. Now, the model number Oppo X9009 has been spotted in GFXBench and fans have a strong hunch that it's going to be the Find 9.
There are no official details yet regarding the said upcoming device, but the rumor mill is packed with possible information about it. more >>
Sad news for all the fans of the action-adventure sandbox video game "Disney Infinity." The time has come that they will need to definitely say goodbye to the series as Disney has decided to cancel the supposedly coming new edition of the game, which is the "Disney Infinity 4.0 Edition." This is in line with the verdict of the company to exit the video game business.
According to The USB Port, the company will no longer create toys for "Disney Infinity," which is a game that makes use of collectible figurines that are then synchronized within the game world using pads. They will also take a $147 million charge for its cancellation and cease making games for consoles like Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation. This also means a closure of developer Avalanche Software which Disney bought in 2005. The Wall Street Journal reveals that the shutdown has cut around 250 to 300 employees, who are mostly from Salt Lake City.
The reason for the sudden layoff is due to the decreasing sales of the game for more than a year already. As per CBS Sacramento, CEO Bob Iger revealed to the analysts that risks has already caught up with them. more >>
With the Internet and its use becoming more ubiquitous in daily life, more and more people are going online, using their mobile phones or computers at home and at work. A recent study conducted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, however, showed that more Americans are becoming fearful of going online because of their concerns about online security.
According to a report in PC Magazine, of the 41,000 households participating in the survey, about one-fifth of the respondents said that they experienced some form of data breach or identity theft in their overall Internet experience.
The NTIA report says that Americans are becoming increasingly concerned with privacy and security online. When the survey asked the respondents whether these security and privacy concerns kept them from doing online transactions, 45 percent of the households reported that they opted not to conduct financial transactions, online purchases, post on social networks or share their opinions or political views online, while 30 percent of households decided not to engage in any two of the activities mentioned. more >>
Apple is highly expected to officially unveil its next mobile OS, the iOS 10. All this is expected to be made at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Rumored features of the iOS 10 have already been scouring online with most likley to be made official soon.
According to Forbes, the latest update won't offer a major redesign meaning there won't be massive tweaks. But just like the previous updates, this one should carry enough improvements to keep iOS device users excited.
Let's try and have a look at what features to expect from the iOS 10 update: more >>